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    red lentils

    I've recentley taken to nibbling on raw lentils, they have a great texture and taste great. I was just wondering if anyone knew whether they need cooking for health reasons, like kidney beans.
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    For what health reasons do kidney beans need to be cooked? Not that I could imagine eating them not cooked...they're like little pebbles before they're cooked.
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    My box of puy lentils says never to eat raw pulses. A quick google hasn't shed any light as to why this is the case.

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    I'll stop then, they were suprisingly tasty though.
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    Lentils are still a great food choice, just cook them up first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheGimp
    Lentils are still a great food choice, just cook them up first.
    Thats right.
    Also lentils/beans contain a sugar enzyme (i think) that is difficult for humans to digest. Hence undercooked = gas/bloating. Cooking breaks down the enzyme. But if you are nibbling on some, i dont think you would face any problem. Cooking them will enable you to consume a whole lot more than just nibbling some.
    Curried red lentils + rice + crispy chicken or fish = YUM!!
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    Last edited by buffzilla; 07-06-2004 at 02:19 PM.
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    They make a great soup.

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    Why

    Why do yu want to eat it raw? anyway, i like green lentils.

    I been eating black beans in cans. Is this okay? No saturated fats.

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    I thought they'd be like crisps, but hardcore.
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    Go for it, if yu can stand it. I know some are eating raw oats. Read above, enzymes are harder to digest. Well anyway, i wish people will comment on how to cook their foods like chicken breast, tuna salad

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